Kent Veg Box — meet the producers

Meet The Producers - Brogdale Collection.

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Meet The Producers - Brogdale Collection.

Last week we introduced our good friends at the Brogdale Fruit Collection, and how to contribute to the wonderful work they do by purchasing some heritage fruit. We thought we’d expand a little bit on what the charity do, and why we jumped at the chance to get on board and help out. The national fruit collection is held at the site in Brogdale and they provide education and access about the history and heritage of fruit in this country. Set in over 150 acres of farmland, they have over 4000 varieties of fruit trees ranging from apples, pears, quinces...

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Meet The Producers - Plurenden Manor Farm

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Meet The Producers - Plurenden Manor Farm

It’s been a quick turnaround here at Kent Veg Box for our new dairy supplier. Any of you that have received their subscription this week can already attest to the quality, which we were blown away by when we first tried the produce. We thought we would also share why we are so excited, beyond just the wonderful milk, to bring the farm on board. From Left to right: Will & Eleaner, John & Yvonne Gormley, Beatrice Katherine, Will & Alice Hamilton Jon, Florence & Gemma Gormley - Fergus the dog!  The farm began 11 years ago, when two farms and families...

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Meet the Producers - Laurence J Betts

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Meet the Producers - Laurence J Betts

 Founded in 1930, Laurence J Betts is a family farm based out of West Malling (Only 6 miles from us!). The family have a long and storied history at the Church Farm site which has had periods of Romney sheep, dairy cattle, and pigs alongside salad and vegetable growing before transitioning to full-time salad growing in the 80s. Now run by Stephen J Betts and Ian S Betts, the fourth generation of the Betts family to do so.  A commitment to the environment is a key component to daily operations for the farm, and something that we at Kent Veg...

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